Aussie deathcore heavyweights Thy Art Is Murder are back, and oh how the world has missed their iconic furious sound. The Sydney-born 5-piece began teasing fans with the bludgeoning single “Join Me In Armageddon”, a massive and aggressive display of their signature sound. Yes, the breakdown is huge, and yes, long-time friend and producer Will Putney absolutely nailed the clear but spine-shatteringly heavy production.
“Keres” soon followed after, and the world was put on notice: Thy Art is back, and their fury is everlasting. Full of face-melting riffs, pummeling rhythms and even more vigorous roars from CJ McMahon, “Keres” heralded to all that the band’s sixth LP is not something to simply gloss over. It’ll loom over you, pulverize you and get you moshing in any location you find yourself. If that wasn’t enough, today the band blasted open the ninth circle of hell with a potent mix of mayhem and force designed to galvanize us into overthrowing the evil that reigns on the third single “Blood Throne”.
Sonic Perspectives writer Josh Muncke got the chance to sit down with Andy Marsh, the band’s guitarist to explore all things Thy Art. They speak about touring, Marsh’s record label Human Warfare, local Aussie bands that are making it overseas, and of course all of the work and time put into creating LP6, “Godlike”.
“Godlike” will be released on September 15 via Human Warfare and can be pre-ordered HERE.
Thy Art Is Murder’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged, provoked and inspired audiences around the world. Through relentless hard work, Thy Art have become one of the most successful extreme metal bands Australia has ever produced, making history on their own terms. Backed by an uncompromising discography, the two-time ARIA-Award nominees have smashed chart records in their native country, becoming the first homegrown extreme metal act to debut in the Top 5 with 2017’s “Dear Desolation”.
Their electrifying and incendiary performances have seen the band do countless laps of the globe, becoming tour-mates with genre-titans like Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Kreator, Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, and Parkway Drive, alongside playing crucial festivals like Summer Breeze, Download, Graspop, and Wacken.
Join Thy Art Is Murder when they enter “Godlike” mode this coming September.
- Destroyer of Dreams
- Blood Throne
- Join Me In Armageddon
- Everything Unwanted
- Lesson in Pain